Late Nigerian singer and producer, Babatunde Okungbowa, popularly known as OJB Jezreel, his first wife, Mabel has cried out over the lingering battle between her and the late husband’s family over the deceased property.
Mabel who was accused by her late husband’s family of stealing the house documents the deceased left behind has now opened up on her ordeal in the hands of the musician’s family.
She lamented; “This house issue has been causing problems since OJB died. His family keeps accusing me of stealing the documents despite the fact that they all know the documents are with his lawyers. They’ve dragged me to court and used Police to arrest me several times. Its really tiring.”
“Sometime in June this year, they told the court they wanted to settle the case out of court and we agreed with a mediator only for them to have me arrested again on July 11th. I was taken to Lion Building and accused of stealing and fraudulent conversion of the house. We settled that one and after some time, police from Zone Two came to pick me up again over this same issue, they just went to deposit me at the barracks still claiming that I stole the documents.”
“Now, I’ve been able to get a restraining order from the court against them (OJB’s father, his brothers and the police) and we have the next hearing of the case coming up on November 22nd.”